The Sandlot

The Sandlot (1993)

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Continuity mistake: When the treehouse is about to explode, we see Bertram say he's getting out of there and go down the ladder. Then after some scenes we see him running out of the tree house when he was supposedly already down on the ground.

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Suggested correction: The tree house has 3 levels. Bertram went up the ladder to warn them on the third level. And is still on the second level as they all exit the tree house.

Continuity mistake: Scotty Smalls has a black eye the second day he goes to the sandlot. After Benny teaches him how to catch, he turns around and looks at the fence, and his black eye is healed. When when we see him going home his black eye reappears.

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Suggested correction: He still has the black eye when he turns around.

Visible crew/equipment: Right after squints kiss Wendy, Wendy pulls squints to his feet. When she starts dragging him out you can briefly see crew members over by the concession stands.

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Suggested correction: I pulled up this scene on YouTube and watched over it at least a dozen times. The concessions stand is far in the background and the camera pans across it quickly, so even pausing the scene, you still can't definitively make out that anyone is standing over in that area, much less anyone that can be positively identified as a crew member.

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Continuity mistake: It is established that "The Sandlot" is a relatively vacant lot, mostly dirt, with grass mostly in the infield areas. But numerous times in the scenes involving trying to retrieve the baseball, the background shows a manicured yard with a yellow house just off to the side. It's not in the distance, it's right next to the treehouse. And it doesn't appear that this is just another angle, as we see the treehouse from a distance numerous times, and there is no grass or house anywhere in its area, let alone a full back yard with a grill.

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Suggested correction: The treehouse is actually not in the sandlot itself. It's in the backyard of a house that's behind the sandlot (which is also where most of their retrieval efforts take place).

Character mistake: While everybody is watching Wendy performing CPR on squints he open his eye to them yet none of them tell Wendy he's awake when she gives him her last breath to him.

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Suggested correction: You can see everyone is pretty dumbfounded by what Squints is doing, and Wendy leans in to give him another breath before anyone has the opportunity to tell her he's awake.

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Other mistake: When Benny signs the autograph for the fake baseball he signs it Babe Ruthe with an 'E' on the end. This can be seen when Smalls put it back in his step dad's trophy room.

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Suggested correction: He did though it's apparently supposed to happen like that as one of the boys says "Baby Ruthe?" when he's signing it and a comment is made about how bad it looks. Strange as it seems; this appears to have been done purposefully for the movie thus would not be a mistake if that's what the actor was directed to do.

Factual error: When Franklin grabs the ball and hurdles the fence, in the next shot we see the dog (a tiny bulldog) also jump the fence and chase him. No dog that small would reasonably or realistically jump a 12 ft fence, even with a very long-running start. It would be physically impossible. This was purely for comical purposes, nothing else.

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Suggested correction: Unless you're talking about a deleted scene with a different dog, the "tiny bulldog" is in fact a mastiff. And the 12 foot fence is a 6 foot fence. A mastiff can definitely jump that.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Smalls tries to throw the ball for the first time, everyone laughs at him and falls down. When it shows the guys from Smalls' view, it shows Yeah-Yeah falling down. Then when Smalls is running away, it shows Yeah-Yeah falling again.

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Hamm: Hey, do you want a S'more?
Scotty: Some more what?
Hamm: No, no. Do you want a S'more?
Scotty: I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?
Hamm: You're killing me Smalls.

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Trivia: When the boys vomit after chewing tobacco at the carnival, the tobacco was made from beef jerky and black licorice and the vomit was a mixture of split pea soup and oatmeal.

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Question: At the end of the movie, it shows Benny managing to steal home, being called safe, the catcher arguing that Benny was out and the umpire saying Benny was safe. In slow motion, it shows the catcher catching the ball and tagging Benny as he slides into home so why wasn't Benny called out?

Answer: The umpire got the call wrong in that case. It happens all the time in real life. It wasn't allowed back then, but now Major League Baseball and other sports leagues will use instant replay to make sure they get close calls right.

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Answer: The catcher tags Benny on the chest after he touches home plate with his left hand. Safe.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: The film shows Benny beating the tag. Although the ball gets there before Benny, the catcher tags Benny a split second after his hand touches home plate.

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